Diamond Push Ups - They're Priceless For Your Arms

Diamond push ups is a variation of the normal push ups. As I have mentioned before, this is a great workout that tones a lot of your upper body muscles.

The word "diamond" actually indicates the level of difficulty of this workout. So I have to be frank - it is tough, but there are ways to make it easier so that you get a feel of this exercise and benefit from it too!

Never fear. Azri is here.

Let's Learn About Diamond Push Ups!

  • Form a triangle with both your forefingers and thumbs.

diamond push ups starting position

  • Keep your legs shoulder width apart. Make sure your heel, knees, hips and shoulders are in a straight line.

end position for diamond push ups

  • Slowly lower your body, making sure your body stays in a straight line.

  • When your body is almost horizontal to the floor, push yourself up to starting position again.

  • Repeat this entire process for another 8 more times.

Certain Things To Be Mindful Of

  • Attempt this workout on your knees.

If you are really struggling, just do the repetitions while on your knees. It will be easier for you. As you progress and become more confident, you can try doing more and more repetitions on your toes.

  • Keep your body erect.

what to avoid during diamond push ups

Your body should be in straight line as always. Do not bend your hips, or else you will look as though you are kowtowing!

Some Ways Of Challenging Yourself!

  • Give yourself 30 seconds and do as many repetitions as you can!

Once you are very confident of yourself, try this 30 second test. Knowing how many diamond push ups you can do in half a minute is a pretty good indicator of your upper body strength.

I have to remind you, please try this only if you have been exercising often and if you are very confident that you will not injure yourself.

  • Hold the position instead of immediately returning to starting position.

As with most arm workouts, try holding the position for 2 to 3 seconds. If you can do it easily, try saying out the timing out loud!

You might get the impression that it's child's play. But once you try it for yourself, you'll understand why I call it a challenge! :D

It will be an incredible feeling, I can promise you that!

Final Words From Azri

Being able to complete this workout without many problems tells you that you are indeed improving your level of fitness. This is certainly possible to achieve, but it does not happen overnight.

As hard as this exercise might be, I think you should not turn a blind eye to it. Hard work, effort and determination will pay off. So give it a go, improve your strength and muscular endurance and you will thank me one day.

You can be sure I'm always here cheering you on!

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